I must admit, mission accomplished, Genevieve Bell. Bell's CHI 2010 plenary most definitely delivered on its explicit intent to provoke. As an HCI researcher and practitioner, I was moved to finally get "REAL" in order to deal with the messiness that the future has to offer. Coupled with a charge to the CHI community to explore under-investigated areas such as sexuality and similarly alternative constructs, Bell's rallying call for challenging the traditional assumptions and perspectives that often frame our communities' efforts was especially intriguing. However, I must admit that at the onset of her talk, I felt that for…
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